In the kitchen

December 18, 2014

So I am off all next week with the girlies and I want to do some holiday baking with them.  I picked some cute recipes that I think would be easy enough for them to help make . . . how cute are these?


 Sweet little reindeer cupcakes (recipe here)



Fav kids books

December 15, 2014

So I love giving books to kids as gifts!  Timeless and educational and most kids seem to love them.  Here are a few of my must-have books . . . 

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 ALL of the Elephant & Piggie books are great (here)




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I think this is an incredibly important book for parents to read with boys and girls (here) . . . completely appropriate; nothing "sexual" about it but really lets them know that there body is theirs

Happy Friday

December 12, 2014

You''ll find me in front of the fire with some of this over the weekend . . . ordering Christmas gifts online and watching Holiday movies!

 Make it a good one!

Gift ideas for kiddos

December 5, 2014

Rounded up some of my favorites this year for the kiddos . . . my girls will be getting some of these from Santa so no-one show them this!  And I am pretty much addicted to shopping on Amazon for everything! We use it so much that we have Amazon Prime shipping and it is awesome and the stuff comes in like 2 days sometimes sooner . . . BEST place for last minute shopping! It has saved me many times!

For little adventurers . . . 

I love these walkie talkies . . . I think my girls will love playing with these (here)

I think Emerson (age 5) will love these!  She is a natural explorer (here)



And for my littlest (age 3) I think these will be perfect - easy to grip, hold and are pretty sturdy (here)

What a great gift for those big imaginative minds!!! (here)

For gadget lovers . . .

I am a huge fan of the LeapFrog learning toys/gadgets! I think these interactive LeapBands are a great and easy traveling toy.  It has programs that teach time, letters and numbers.  It comes in pink, blue and green (here)

For your performers . . .



My girls are forever singing and dancing around the house - everything from lullabies, to Disney princess songs to their own made-up masterpieces so what better gift than Karaoke!  I found a Frozen one but the one below would be great for boys and girls too! (here)


For little engineers . . .
These are a modern take on legos! I love the imagination it allows kids to use to 
build things (here)

 For your book worms . . . 


I have been subscribing to these for my girls for the past few years and now they are a favorite gift of mine to give to other kiddos!  They have the "little kids" for ages 3-6yrs and the "kids" for 6-14yrs (here). My girls LOVE getting their own mail!

The sun will come out tomorrow . . .

December 4, 2014

So I went shopping in the kids department in Target the other day for myself!  I ordered two jackets from the Annie for Target line (here) and got them in the mail yesterday . . . and I love both of them!  Now little Ms. E wants them in her size!
 

 This is a size XL and I love it . . . will look great with jeans and some heels! (here)

This is such a fun take on the green army jacket (size XL) . . . . with gold sequins!!! (here)


Eat, drink and be Thankful

November 27, 2014

I have SO much to be thankful for this year.  I'm taking the next few days off to be with them, so Happy Thanksgiving from our table to yours!  And "thank" Y O U  for being a reader and following this little blog of mine.


Its only natural

November 26, 2014

I fell hard for this beautiful home of designer Jenni Kayne (see some of her designs here).  The simplicity and brightness; the natural elements highlighted with all the woodwork details; the whimsical kids rooms and that backyard!!!!  Read and see more here